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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1977 Ratings

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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    100
    It's everything I wanted it to be, and Melee's true successor. [Issue#257, p.60]
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    100
    With Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo offers a meticulous and generous game, technically stunning and with an indestructible replay value, whether playing alone or with friends, in local or online multiplayer. If entertainment is a science, Smash Bros. for Wii U deserves the Nobel.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    98
    Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    92
    If you want a fighting game that is easy to get into and even easier to enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only fighting game you need to have.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. is dressed with Nintendo’s best tradition and makes each combat frenetic and a page of the company's history.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an expertly crafted, deep fighter that is a pure joy to play no matter your skill level.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    The core mechanic from the original game is still there, but it feels more refined and polished than before. Though the amiibo integration feels like an after-thought it's still a fun party game to play with your friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 468
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8 player smash is awesome) and stages. It is truly a next gen game.
    I think everyone knew this would be hit with awesome review scores however the real test is how much it helps the wii u, and I hope it helps it a lot
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  2. Nov 28, 2014
    10
    For me, the best game so far this year. It's extremely fun to play, there are tons of different character/movements, game modes, the maps areFor me, the best game so far this year. It's extremely fun to play, there are tons of different character/movements, game modes, the maps are awesome, music is spectacular. 10/10 in every sense. You can play it online, multiplayer or alone and always have fun. And actually up to +4 people can play it at once (something starting to be unusual lately, thanks Nintendo for keeping good old traditions). Competitively can vary according to what you're looking for and there are even customizable features. Just perfect. A perfect game overall. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2015
    10
    Esta entrega es demasiado grande, muchos más escenarios, más de 400 pistas de audio, más de 50 personajes (4 adicionales DLC), mucho, peroEsta entrega es demasiado grande, muchos más escenarios, más de 400 pistas de audio, más de 50 personajes (4 adicionales DLC), mucho, pero mucho contenido nuevo, es demasiado de lo que habríamos esperado, de verdad demasiado, eso es variedad a todo dar, cabe destacar que es muy colorido que Melee, igual como el del N64 y factores del Brawl, anterior mencionado con un estilo gótico por su descolorido diseño pero genial, igual, cada entrega es única y ofrece diversión, lo mejor: Smash para 8 jugadores LOCAL, muchos mandos, enserio es demasiado, recomendado al 1000% Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    This is it... The most beautiful thing to come out from Nintendo for a very long time. The definitive version of Smash! Absolutely do notThis is it... The most beautiful thing to come out from Nintendo for a very long time. The definitive version of Smash! Absolutely do not listen to the few negative user reviews on here. Look at the majority and you be the judge. :D

    I admire Nintendo for how the release complete titles with ZERO bugs. A polished product out the gates. That's how it is suppose to be. Functioning online keeps me at it for hours. amiibos are awesome, and fun addition. It really feels like you have a personalized training buddy/self-aware terminator version rival. I got attached to mine after it started kicking my butt and "adapting". This is easily the best game of 2014. Nintendo is going to have a good holiday season!

    I digitally downloaded my copy off the store because I want Smash Bros to be a permanent part of my console along with Mario Kart 8. Wii U is easily becoming my favorite console. And thank you Nintendo for bringing Mewtwo back this coming Spring!
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  5. Jan 8, 2016
    9
    this gets one of the highest recommendations i can give it this game is great awesome stages epic selection of characters and if you are athis gets one of the highest recommendations i can give it this game is great awesome stages epic selection of characters and if you are a completionist you will busy for a while
    oh and the amiibos are awesome and they are not necessary to have the complete smash bros experinece
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  6. Dec 10, 2014
    9
    Definitely worth buying for any Wii U owner, and anyone else who loves a party/fighting game in one package. Melee was much more a competitiveDefinitely worth buying for any Wii U owner, and anyone else who loves a party/fighting game in one package. Melee was much more a competitive fighting game, where Brawl was a chaotic smash party. Both are fun to play and engrossing, but that meant Nintendo had two vastly different fan-bases to cater to. The result is a best of both worlds. While not as glitchy and broken as Melee, the game holds up well in 1v1 online smash and is definitely more competitive friendly than Brawl. On the opposite side of the spectrum, offline party is absolutely amazing. The addition of 8-player smash works beautifully and without hiccup. Couple nitpicks though, Amiibo for this game feels just a little bit dumb. You place your amiibo in the game and it can fight with or against and level up. Problem is, that's just about it. Online seems to work most of the time, but every once in a while someone will have a horrible connection and the entire game for everyone is in slo-mo (which was actually kind-of cool....the first time.) Regardless, this is an excellent move for Nintendo, and a real treat for current and hopefully future Wii U owners. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    bad street fighter parody . i cant call it even a fight , its only a pushing game to me

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